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Israel-Hamas war: Antonio Guterres, UN Chief, vows to persist in urging Gaza ceasefire

In expressing disappointment, Antonio Guterres noted, "Unfortunately, the Security Council did not take action, but the necessity for it remains undiminished."

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Israel-Hamas war: Antonio Guterres, UN Chief, vows to persist in urging Gaza ceasefire
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Israel-Hamas War: At the Doha Forum conference, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his unwavering commitment to seeking a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Despite the Security Council's failure to pass a resolution for an immediate ceasefire, Guterres emphasised the ongoing necessity.

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"I urged the Security Council to avert a humanitarian catastrophe, and I reiterated my appeal for a ceasefire," Guterres stated, acknowledging the regrettable failure of the Security Council to act promptly.

Undeterred, Guterres asserted, "I will not give up." Meanwhile, Qatar's Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, affirmed Doha's persistent efforts to pressure both Israel and Hamas for a truce, acknowledging the challenging circumstances.

The head of UNRWA, Philippe Lazzarini, emphasized the urgent need for a humanitarian ceasefire to end the dire situation in Gaza. Lazzarini pointed out that the dehumanization of Palestinians has allowed the international community to tolerate Israel's continued attacks.

Jordan's Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, accused Israel of implementing a systematic policy to displace Palestinians from Gaza, fostering deep-seated animosity. Safadi warned that Israel's actions could lead to lasting consequences, defining generations to come and haunting the region with profound hatred.

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